Verizon CEO says he'd be open to a merger with Comcast, Disney or CBS

Verizon CEO says he'd be open to a merger with Comcast, Disney or CBS
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Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said on Tuesday that he is open to exploring major merger deals, including with giants such as Comcast and Disney.

In an interview with Bloomberg, McAdam said he would consider doing a deal with CBS, Comcast or Disney. He said that if Comcast CEO Brian Roberts reached out to him, he would be willing to hear him out.

“If Brian came knocking on the door, I’d have a discussion with him about it,” McAdam said. “Given what I know about architecture, financial requirement, cultural fit, there’s never a dream deal.”

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McAdam told CNBC in an earlier interview on Tuesday that the company had not been seriously considering a major merger.

The comments come as a $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger is being scrutinized by the Trump administration — which has signaled that it intends to be lenient toward antitrust enforcement, even though the president railed against the AT&T deal on the campaign trail.

Verizon is also rumored to interested in buying Charter Communications.